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2012-04-07 23:02:24

Emily´s Entourage has announced a charity auction for two tickets to American Idol to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation after donating over $80,000 from their t-shirt fundraiser. The tickets up for bid are for the May 9, 2012 show and are currently up for bid on CharityBuzz under Emily´s Entourage. (link below) Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 06, 2012 Following up their successful t-shirt fundraiser benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through the sale of custom t-shirts,...

2012-04-05 23:01:07

Philadelphia area Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser Emily's Entourage has had a successful t-shirt fundraiser yielding both money and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through the sale of custom t-shirts by US screen printers, Rush Order Tees. Rush Order Tees printed the t-shirts for fundraising and promoted their availability through social media in coordination with the non-profit charitable organization Emily´s Entourage. Philadelhpia, PA (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 The Cystic...

2012-04-02 20:39:18

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a devastating disease caused by mutations in the CFTR gene. In Canada, one in every 3,600 children born has the disease. Researchers have long been puzzled as to how individuals who carry the same CFTR mutations can experience such different courses of disease. Patients with CF are affected in multiple organs such as the lungs, pancreas and liver, to varying degrees. An international team led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University for...

2012-03-09 02:37:46

A newly developed, genetically modified pig may hold the keys to the development of improved treatments and possibly even a cure for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), the most common inherited retinal disease in the United States. The pig model was developed by researchers in the University of Louisville Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and at the National Swine Resource and Research Center at the University of Missouri. "We have previously relied mostly on rodent models to study...

2012-03-02 05:54:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- What if reconstructing your family tree could possibly help save your life? A study by Dutch researchers have estimated the death risk for people who have inherited heart rhythm disorders by looking at family trees dating back to 1811. The family trees revealed the risk for sudden cardiac death increases for people who carry rare genes and have symptoms of fainting. Before this study was conducted, the risk in people who carry this gene was uncertain because they...

2012-02-29 10:31:13

Reconstructing family trees dating back to 1811, Dutch researchers have estimated the death risk for people with inherited heart rhythm disorders, according to a study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, a journal of the American Heart Association. Heart rhythm disorders can result in sudden cardiac death in apparently healthy people because of severe disturbances in the rhythm of the heart. The risk is high for people who carry one of these rare genes and have symptoms such as...

Cardiac Death Controlled By Circadian Clock
2012-02-23 05:49:51

Researchers have discovered a new link between the time of day and sudden cardiac death (SCD). Abnormal heart rhythms are the most common cause of sudden cardiac death, which happens most often in the morning hours, followed by a smaller peak during the evening hours. This phenomenon has been observed for years but doctors are just now beginning to understand the molecular reason. The researchers found that Krupple-like Factor 15 (KLF15) links the body´s circadian rhythm to the...

2012-01-31 11:00:00

Breakthrough therapy targets defective protein SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Kalydeco (ivacaftor) for the treatment of a rare form of cystic fibrosis (CF) in patients ages 6 years and older who have the specific G551D mutation in the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Regulator (CFTR) gene. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) CF is a serious genetic disorder affecting the lungs...

2012-01-23 22:46:02

A new gene therapy method developed by University of Florida researchers has the potential to treat a common form of blindness that strikes both youngsters and adults. The technique works by replacing a malfunctioning gene in the eye with a normal working copy that supplies a protein necessary for light-sensitive cells in the eye to function. The findings are published today (Monday, Jan. 23) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences online. Several complex and costly steps...

2012-01-12 14:46:41

Discovery may lead to new ways to replace damaged lung tissues with stem cells Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a gene that tells cells to develop multiple cilia, tiny hair-like structures that move fluids through the lungs and brain. The finding may help scientists generate new therapies that use stem cells to replace damaged tissues in the lung and other organs. "Cells with multiple cilia play a number of important roles, including moving fluids...


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Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

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